By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Who or what is Revelation 12:14 is speaking about?
Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
To make it simple and easier to understand let me break it down in this way…
The Woman is the Nation of Israel, The Jews.
The Wilderness is referring to the city of Petra which literally is built or carved into the Mountains of Jordan.
The Serpent is the Antichrist who is indwelt by Satan who seeks to kill as many Jews as he can once he declares himself to be Jesus Christ (God) – 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 in the rebuilt temple that is located in Jerusalem (Judaea – Matthew 24:16) at the middle of the Seven year Tribulation period.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin (Antichrist) be revealed, the son of perdition; (4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God (Jesus Christ) sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God (Jesus Christ).
Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea (Jerusalem) flee into the mountains (Petra).
For a time, and times, and half a time simply means Three and a Half (3-1/2) Years.
The backstory to Revelation 12:14 is that In Isaiah 6:13 Satan who as the AntiChrist AFTER he declares himself to be Jesus Christ KILLS 9 out of 10 Jews that live in the world ONLY 1 out of 10 will survive to enter in physically alive the One Thousand Year Kingdom of Christ here on earth and 2/3rds of all the Jews that live in and around Jerusalem according to Zechariah 13:8 will die as well.
Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land (Jerusalem), saith the LORD, two parts (2/3rds) therein shall be cut off and die; but the third (1/3rd) shall be left therein (survive).
The Holocaust where Hitler MURDERED Six Million plus Jews in World War 2 will be considered a picnic in the park in comparison to what the Antichrist will do in the last 3-1/2 years of the Seven Year Tribulation period, Matthew 24:21 records it as the GREAT TRIBULATION for it will be.
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH